Discover how Bavarian royalty lived and governed at Munich Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany. You'll be drawn in by its opulent architecture, elaborate room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex includes ten courtyards and 130 rooms. Built in 1385, the palace was originally a small, moated castle. The kings of Bavaria gradually expanded it to use as a private residence and an official seat of government. The renowned court theater here opened for public performances in 1795. The complex also houses the primary concert hall for Bavaria's famous symphony orchestra. Though you can't get a guided tour, you can pick free audio guides at the palace museum. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Munich fast, fun, and easy.
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Munich Residenz Reviews
Finding the correct entrance was challenging as sign posing is very poor. Once in we enjoyed the visit. Sumptuously decorated rooms that go on forever. Once your on the route you pretty much have... more »
This place has so much history. The entrance is in the main Residence plaza next to the theater and it has many buildings to see, museum, castle and theater. Get there early. They close at 5 more »
The Royal residence is a really great place to go, even with kid! If you are imagining a classical palatial design you won't be disappointed! I was walking and thinking about how would have been walking there as a king or queen in the middle of that luxury! Entrance fee is 7 euro, the palce is HUGE so go there on time since is gonna take a lot, I would say at least 3 hours. The best part for me was the green gallery room and also some of the paintings on the walls!
It’s pretty to look at and you get a free an audio guide included in the price. Just remember that most of the building isn’t original as it was destroyed in 1944. They managed to save a lot of the art so most of it is original. Some of the rooms are just filled with furniture the family had in other castles and palaces.
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